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1999 xtra cab EX
I'm having to glue my rear view mirror back on again for the third time.
I have one of those wide view mirrors attached to it, and that's probably why it keeps on falling off.
Has anyone replaced it with one that bolts into the roof?????
 

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I don’t know about the one that bolts onto the roof or what glue you are using but prepping the area and using the correct glue should hold up. Auto parts stores sell specific rear view mirror glue. The windshield and the mirror attachment pad should both be free of all residue and oils before the glue is applied. Use denatured alcohol and a lint free cloth as a final cleaning step. Follow directions and cure times and you should be good. Also it might be helpful to adjust the mirror by grabbing the center and not one of the outside edges.

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First time I used a Permatex kit.
Second time Gorilla.
Last time some cheap crazy glue.
I clean everything with acetone.
Going to look for something to adapt that screws/bolts in.
 

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Not sure why the kit didn’t work if it’s intended to be used for your application. I wouldn’t have expected gorilla glue or cheap crazy glue to work at all. Acetone is a good option, fewer people have it around the house though. Good luck finding a solution.
 

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You need to clean the surface with an alcohol prep pad and make sure it dries before trying to install the mirror base. Also, make sure it cures a full 24-hours before attempting to mount the mirror. Not sure what you're doing wrong, but anytime I've used a rear view mirror kit the base wasn't going anywhere on the glass afterwards unless it was with a hammer and chisel!
 

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i let it sit over night before putting on the mirror.
It did hold for a while.
I've stuck the pad on other cars and they didn't come off.
I'm thinking it's because i have the convex add-on on it.
 

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Extra weight won't help ! That's force at a distance, torque. Stay with Permatex or Loctite adhesive specially made for mirror mounts, get refund if they don't work.
 

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I found a mirror from my Toyota P/U.
Drilled a hold and it's great.
It even mounts higher than the old mirror.
Never have to worry about it falling off again.
 
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